Analysis of Related Factors Influencing Reliability of Railway Signalling Systems Based on Fuzzy Analytical Hierarchy Process

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  • Min An
  • Hongxia Chen (Contributor)

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A signalling system is a safety-critical part of railways. Most of the railway signalling systems currently used today are intelligent and automatic high performance systems, for which the high level of reliability is required. However, there are many factors including those uncertainties that affect system reliability
performance. In this paper, fuzzy analytical hierarchy process is further developed
by using hierarchical structure to determine weights of contributions of each factor
and sub-factor to the reliability performance of the system. By using the proposed
methodology, the results of reliability analysis indicate that the reliability of a
signalling system can be assessed effectively and efficiently.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014


  • Railway signalling system, Fuzzy analytic hierarchy process, Influencing factor, Reliability

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